Port Lavaca returns boats to water after hurricane

Feb. 8, 2018 at 9:42 p.m.
Updated Feb. 9, 2018 at 6 a.m.

Port Lavaca improved the look of its marina Feb. 1 when it put the remaining boats that had washed ashore from Hurricane Harvey back in the water.

Port Lavaca improved the look of its marina Feb. 1 when it put the remaining boats that had washed ashore from Hurricane Harvey back in the water.   CONTRIBUTED for The Victoria Advocate

The city of Port Lavaca put the last boat washed ashore by Hurricane Harvey back in the water earlier this month.

Jim Rudellat, the harbormaster for the Nautical Landings Marina, spoke with the owners of three boats.

One sailboat was abandoned and will be auctioned by the city in the spring, while the other two are larger powerboats whose owners are keeping them, according to a news release Interim City Manager William DiLibero sent Thursday.

DiLibero wrote that Rudellat worked with a local boat surveyor to determine the two larger powerboats were seaworthy.

Once they were determined sound, Rudellat located a crane operator, who returned the boats to the water Feb. 1.

DiLibero wrote that Nautical Landings Marina is at capacity, serving 35 boats, and plans are in the works to replace damaged docks, repair the electrical work and improve accessibility.


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